Make an announcement about allergy or not (any experiences good or bad)?

Posted on: Wed, 05/19/2004 - 12:04am
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We will be flying next month with our two PA dds. The airline does not serve peanuts, however, they say they can't guarantee that others will not bring it on board. They said that we can request an announcement be made about the allergy. Has anyone had an announcement made? What was the general reaction of other passengers? Any bad experiences? I don't know that myself nor my DH would hold our cool if we got some jerk start shouting about wanting their peanuts. I know I read a story about that here but don't remember when I saw the post. Anyway, thanks for your input.

Posted on: Wed, 05/19/2004 - 2:20am
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I will be doing the same thing come August when we are flying to Disney World.
My husband was on a flight a few months back that was not serving peanuts, but a flight attendant made an announcement stating that someone on the plane had a life threathening peanut allergy and asked that no one eat anything with peanuts during the course of the flight to ensure his safety.
It just so happens it was a young boy sitting in front of my husband. No one seemed to complain or get upset - in fact, my husband said it did not seem to be a problem for anyone.
Good Luck to you,
Rita

Posted on: Wed, 05/19/2004 - 4:56am
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Yes! Definitely make an announcement!
We have flown with our PA/TNA sons in the past and have asked that they make an announcement once on board. This went very well and those who brought peanut/nut containing items did not open or eat them!(as far as I know). Some people were kind enough to ask about the allergy, and some also asked if the food they brought was ok to eat.
Good Luck and stay safe! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 05/19/2004 - 6:30am
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Quote:Originally posted by Batman:
[b]I will be doing the same thing come August when we are flying to Disney World.
My husband was on a flight a few months back that was not serving peanuts, but a flight attendant made an announcement stating that someone on the plane had a life threathening peanut allergy and asked that no one eat anything with peanuts during the course of the flight to ensure his safety.
It just so happens it was a young boy sitting in front of my husband. No one seemed to complain or get upset - in fact, my husband said it did not seem to be a problem for anyone.
Good Luck to you,
Rita[/b]
What airline did this? I would like to know.
Thanks

Posted on: Wed, 05/19/2004 - 7:55am
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We flew on a Canadian charter airline (Air Transat) a few years ago from Toronto to Orlando.
An announcement was made prior to the plane departing, that there were a number of nut allergic people on the plane that day--5 or 6--and it was asked that people refrain from eating any nut products during the flight to prevent a reaction.
We did not request the announcement be made, they took the initiative. Needless to say, we were quite pleased. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 05/20/2004 - 12:55am
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Thanks so much for all the input. I am feelling better about making an announcement. It's good to read the majority are positive responses!

Posted on: Thu, 05/20/2004 - 2:17am
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CorinneM1
The airline my husband was flying on when the announcement was made was Air Transat. He was flying back to Toronto from Las Vegas.
Rita

Posted on: Thu, 05/27/2004 - 12:45pm
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What did they say in the announcement?

Posted on: Thu, 05/27/2004 - 1:42pm
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mom2nickie, I'd definitely have them make the announcement. What airline is it?

Posted on: Fri, 05/28/2004 - 12:47am
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kstreeter, they said they would mention that there are people with a peanut and nut allergy on board, and something to the effect to please refrain from eating or opening any products so as to not cause a reaction while inflight.
Driving Me Nutty, we are flying JetBlue. Unfortunately, there is another issue with them now because they serve roasted almonds, so I am at a loss on how they can tell me that we can request an announcement but they serve nuts. I am extremely nervous about flying and hoping it will go well.

Posted on: Sun, 06/06/2004 - 11:05am
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I spoke with Jet Blue once again! She assured me that almonds will not be served on our flight (though they do serve them as practice on flights if requested.) She made a note on our record stating that the almonds not be served. She did tell me to make sure I inform the flight attendant both at check in and once we board the plane. She also told me to remind them to make an announcement regarding keeping the flight peanut and nut free. I asked about their cleaning practices on the flights. After checking with maintenance policies, she said that the planes are wiped down after each flight (seats, backs of seats, trays, etc.)with a detergent solution. She also agreed that I could preboard the plane to wipe my areas down. We are flying in 2 weeks, I am still a little nervous, but we have flown with him before on other airlines and have been okay. Keep you posted.

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